Shueisha has officially announced that the forthcoming release of the second volume in Yukako Kabei’s “2.43: Seiin Kōkō Danshi Volley-bu next 4years” light novel series will mark the grand conclusion of the entire series. Set to hit shelves on October 5, this eagerly awaited volume brings an end to the captivating journey.
The narrative revolves around Kimichika Haijima, whose past experiences on his middle school volleyball team led to serious trouble. Consequently, he made a pivotal move from Tokyo to Fukui prefecture, where he serendipitously reunited with his childhood friend, Yuni Kuroba.
While Yuni possesses exceptional volleyball talent, the weight of pressure bears heavily on his shoulders. In their middle school days, Kimichika and Yuni formed an ace duo on the court, but their relationship crumbled due to a bitter dispute during the final prefecture tournament.
Now, in their high school days at Seiin High School, Kimichika and Yuni find themselves on opposing paths. However, destiny conspires to reunite them in the school’s volleyball club. Together with their fellow second-year and third-year club members, they embark on a mission to elevate Seiin High School’s volleyball club to prominence within Fukui prefecture.
Yukako Kabei launched this compelling novel series on Shueisha’s renowned literature platform, Renzaburo, back in June 2012. The printed version made its debut in July 2013, boasting exquisite illustrations by the talented Aiji Yamakawa (notable for “Chocolate Underground”). With a remarkable four “seasons” under its belt, “next 4years” emerges as the thrilling fourth season of this literary saga.
This enchanting series also spawned a highly praised television anime adaptation, which graced the screens of Fuji TV’s coveted Noitamina programming block in January 2021. Fans worldwide were treated to the anime’s simulcast via Funimation, complete with an English dub.
Furthermore, the franchise extends its reach with a delightful collection of short stories and an engaging manga adaptation by Yamakawa, which debuted in Shueisha’s Cocohana magazine in its September 2018 issue.
Source | Shueisha’s 2.43 novels homepage